Update: Most of the interior is charred soot or blobs of plastic-goop,” said Nom Eats food truck co-owner Ian McIntosh. The inside of the Nom Eats food truck caught fire on Monday evening. No one was inside. When fire crews arrived, a friend who lived nearby contacted the owners.

“He said Nom Eats is on fire. And I was like ha-ha. What does that mean? Weird joke, what does that mean? And he was like the neighbor says it’s on fire you need to get over there right now,” said McIntosh.  

The owners arrived at the location to find firefighters all over. “It was definitely a lot worse than I thought,” said McIntosh.

The food truck started up, in 2014. “We used to travel to Portland a lot and San Francisco. There are way more vegan options there, so we just wanted to bring some of that here,” said McIntosh.

The sight of the burnt out truck was overwhelming for the owners. “I did not know what to do or how to process it,” said McIntosh. 

He says it took firefighters only 20 minutes to get it under control. He believes the flames started in a pile of clean-up rags with vegetable oil on it. “It was so hot out yesterday. It caught fire on its own. And they happened to be on a 5 gallon jug of vegetable oil,” said McIntosh.

He says they have learned a lesson from all of this. “Be aware of how sunny and hot it is,” said McIntosh. Nom Eats won't be serving this summer. But a GoFundMe account has raised more than $16,000 in less than 24 hours, to buy a new truck or something else. “Maybe this is a sign it’s time to go to the next step. Whether it is a restaurant or a new food truck,” said McIntosh.


Our community is coming together to help get a popular vegan food truck up and running again after a fire melted most of it on Monday night in Reno. 

A GoFundMe page says Robyn Gurinskas, Carly Gurinskas, and Ian McIntosh started Nom Eats vegan food truck in October of 2014. 

They say the fire melted the roof, right of the truck and blew out the windows. 

The GoFundMe page that was created has already raised more than $9,000 toward its $10,000 goal. 

The fundraiser page did not say how the fire started.

One of the co-owners tell us they have the insurance on the truck, but they don't know how much insurance will eventually cover. 

We're talking to the truck's owners for Tuesday night's newscasts.